So I’ve been seeing these really cool DIY magnetic bottle openers floating around on the web and wanted to give it a try myself. The idea is the instead of a catch bucket for the bottle caps. Hidden magnets attach the bottle caps to the wood. Pretty cool huh!?! Well, here’s how I made my beer bottle opener for under $25.
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- Miter Saw
- Bit for Magnet Hole
- Router and Bit of your choice (Optional)
- Tape Measure
- Safety Glasses
- Hearing Protection
- 1 x 6 x 12″ Oak
- Wall Mounted Bottle Opener
- Liquid Nails
Step 1: Cut Oak to Length and Miter Corners
My piece of oak was 8-1/2″ long and I mitered the corners 1-1/2″ in at 45 degrees.
Step 2: Route the Edges (Optional)
Step 3: Drill Holes for Magnets
I started off using only five 1/2″ diameter by 1/4″ magnets. Then after a test I decided to use all ten. These magnets are fairly strong and will catch most bottle caps (not all).
If I were to do it again I might spend a few buck more to get the 2″ x 1/4″ Neodymium Magnet. I also noticed that the magnets probably needed to be placed slightly closer to the bottle opener to catch the cap immediately.
Step 4: Finishing
Step 5: Add Magnets and Bottle Opener
I didn’t use anything. That’s because the magnets in the wood also stick to my refrigerator, and are plenty strong enough to hold the beer bottle opener.
As always, if you have any questions don’t hesitate to comment below and especially don’t forget to post pictures of your finished products in the comments! ENJOY!